World Darts Championship: Nathan Aspinall, Kim Huybrechts, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Joe Cullen all win | Darts News

Joe Cullen, Nathan Aspinall and Kim Huybrechts stood out after another thrilling ride at Ally Pally; the action continues on Thursday with the final double session before the Christmas break, with Rob Cross colliding with Raymond van Barneveld as two tungsten titans collide

Last updated: 23/12/21 12:00 am

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A look back at the best of Night Eight of the Worlds action where Nathan Aspinall survived a one-game dart to defeat Joe Murnan at Alexandra Palace

A look back at the best of Night Eight of the Worlds action where Nathan Aspinall survived a one-game dart to defeat Joe Murnan at Alexandra Palace

Grand successor Nathan Aspinall survived an injection to calm an elbow injury and a match dart to defeat Joe Murnan, while Kim Huybrechts staged a third round bout with reigning champion and world number 1, Gerwyn Price , at the World Darts Championship.

Dirk van Duijvenbode ruined Boris Koltsov’s party at Ally Pally in a dramatic tiebreak, while his Dutch colleague Martijn Kleermaker defeated Simon Whitlock in four sets.

Darts World Championship – Results Wednesday night

R2 Nathan Aspinall 3-2 Joe Murnan
R2 Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-2 Boris Koltsov
R2 Kim Huybrechts 3-1 Steve Beaton
R2 Simon Whitlock 1-3 Martijn Sarto

Aspinall greeted Ally Pally's crowd for helping him get through a tough match against Murnan

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Aspinall greeted Ally Pally’s crowd for helping him get through a tough match against Murnan

Aspinall greeted Ally Pally’s crowd for helping him get through a tough match against Murnan

Two-time Ally Pally Aspinall semifinalist got off to a slow start in her clash against Paul Lim winner Murnan. He lost four darts from the set, allowing the man formerly known as ‘Midnight’ to snatch the opening.

Stockport pitcher Aspinall, who suffered from golfer’s elbow and tendonitis, was advised by his doctor to take three months off, but didn’t take it and threatened a nine darts in the second set before getting a superb checkout. of 145 on his way of leveling things up.

Aspinall hit this brilliant 145 checkout against Murnan

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Aspinall hit this brilliant 145 checkout against Murnan

Aspinall hit this brilliant 145 checkout against Murnan

Just when it looked like Aspinall had taken control of the match, Murnan tore the third set 3-1 to regain the lead.

However, the world number 94 lost a dart of the match in the next, with his swing giving “The Asp” the opportunity he craved to send the match into an electrifying climax, where the tenth seed took the lead. control to make it.

Kim Huybrechts felt she gave one of her worst performances ever to Ally Pally after wrestling Steve Beaton

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Kim Huybrechts felt she gave one of her worst performances ever to Ally Pally after wrestling Steve Beaton

Kim Huybrechts felt she gave one of her worst performances ever to Ally Pally after wrestling Steve Beaton

Beaton, the 1996 Lakeside Champion and former BDO World Number 1, had already conquered “The Queen of the Palace” Fallon Sherrock and entered his fight against Huybrechts in good spirits.

The 57-year-old won the first set 3-1, but the Belgian equalized despite a total of 41 darts double losses in eight darts legs.

Beaton went back through the years with this 146 checkout in his defeat to Huybrechts

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Beaton went back through the years with this 146 checkout in his defeat to Huybrechts

Beaton went back through the years with this 146 checkout in his defeat to Huybrechts

“The Hurricane” secured third place in the lead despite only 20% of the doubles and although “The Bronzed Adonis” pulled out a pearl of a 146 in the next set, it was Huybrechts who completed the win by pinning the double 18 with his fourth dart of the game.

Dirk van Duijvenbode has the best darts partner.  Discuss...

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Dirk van Duijvenbode has the best darts partner. Discuss…

Dirk van Duijvenbode has the best darts partner. Discuss…

Last year’s World Grand Prix runner-up Van Duijvenbode ended the run of “Viking” Boris Koltsov, who belied his world ranking of 117 to give the Dutchman a run for his money.

‘Aubergenius’ won a tense decisive tiebreak by breaking the Russian in the sixth leg, to arrange a third round match with ‘Smudger’ Ross Smith.

“The Dutch Giant” Kleermaker and former finalist Whitlock battled it out in the last game of the evening.

Simon Whitlock nailed this whopping 135 checkout in the third set, which he ended up losing

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Simon Whitlock nailed this whopping 135 checkout in the third set, which he ended up losing

Simon Whitlock nailed this whopping 135 checkout in the third set, which he ended up losing

Despite a massive 135 finale of “The Wizard”, Kleermaker finished the third set to regain the upper hand after sharing the first two sets.

But the Amsterdam man, who withdrew from last year’s event due to COVID-19, eventually knocked out the twentieth seed by bleaching the Aussie in the fourth set.

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Darts World Championship – Thursday at the World Cup

Afternoon R2 Damon Heta vs Luke Woodhouse
R2 Brendan Dolan vs Callan Rydz
R2 Mensur Suljovic vs Alan Soutar
R2 Jose de Sousa vs Jason Lowe
Evening R2 Danny Noppert vs Jason Heaver
R2 Gabriele Clemente vs Lewy Williams
R2 Rob Cross vs Raymond Van Barneveld
R2 Chris Dobey vs Rusty-Jake Rodriguez

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Darts World Championship – Wednesday afternoon results

R2 Ryan Searle 3-0 William Borland
R2 Glen Durrant 0-3 Williams O’Connor
R2 Luca Humphries 3-0 Rowby-John Rodriguez
R2 Joe Cullen 3-2 Jim Williams

A look back at the action of the afternoon session

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A look back at the action of the afternoon session

A look back at the action of the afternoon session

At the beginning of the day, Joe Cullen produced a flurry of fire in the latter stages of his match, recovering from the 2-1 adrift to topple former Lakeside finalist Jim Williams.

Joe Cullen was delighted to get through his decisive last set against Jim Williams

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Joe Cullen was delighted to get through his decisive last set against Jim Williams

Joe Cullen was delighted to get through his decisive last set against Jim Williams

The Welshman conjured an elegant final 119 to wrap up the third set and take the lead in an upside-down affair, but Cullen, who fired in eight 180s, has won six of his last seven legs; recording more than an average of tons in each of the last two sets.

A brilliant checkout of 130 saw Cullen take the opener of the second set

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A brilliant checkout of 130 saw Cullen take the opener of the second set

A brilliant checkout of 130 saw Cullen take the opener of the second set

Runner-up at the UK Open Luca Humphries staged a mouth-watering third-round clash against last year’s semifinalist Dave Chisnall, thanks to a two-set win over Rowby-John Rodriguez.

Humphries – twice quarter-final at Alexandra Palace – was not at his best, but he punished a below average performance by the Austrian to prevail with an average of 92 and three 180s.

Luke Humphries says he is looking forward to taking on Dave Chisnall in the third round

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Luke Humphries says he is looking forward to taking on Dave Chisnall in the third round

Luke Humphries says he is looking forward to taking on Dave Chisnall in the third round

William O’Connor conceded only one leg in overcoming a troubled Glen Durrant. “The Magpie” got off to a great start with a brilliant 170, before converting nine of his 13 doubles attempts to eliminate the 2020 Premier League champion.

'The Magpie' William O'Connor faltered in the first 170 checkouts of this year's World Cup

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‘The Magpie’ William O’Connor faltered in the first 170 checkouts of this year’s World Cup

‘The Magpie’ William O’Connor faltered in the first 170 checkouts of this year’s World Cup

Elsewhere, nine-darts hero William Borland was unable to repeat his heroic deeds in the first round, succumbing to runner-up in the players’ championship finals. Ryan Searle in straight series.

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